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Hub of the Big Bend

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SHANEA

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« on: April 12, 2007, 12:36:20 AM »
First time I've ever heard Alpine referred to as the Hub of Big Bend...

http://www.alpinetexas.com/itineraries/3a.html

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The Antelope Triangle is made up of three county seats: Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa.




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Paisano Pass
     Paisano Pass is a ten mile stretch of high road along Hwy 90 just to the west of Alpine. The pass is one of the most scenic drives around Alpine with its soaring peaks, colorful canyons and rural ranches. The Paisano Baptist Encampment chose this beautiful location for their retreats, building their simple structures at the base of Paisano Peak. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through the pass and when the trains are passing just to the north of the highway, one gets a feeling of the early days of the area's development with the advent of the railroads over 100 years ago.

http://http://www.alpinetexas.com/itineraries/3d.html

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 09:09:07 AM »
I guess Marfa has an argument too, but Alpine seems to me like the hub.  The one I never bought is "Van Horn: Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail"  I guess it's technically true, but I just can't stand that town.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 09:02:17 PM »
The joke I heard via Allen Damron, "Lubbock:  Hub of the plains.....slowest moving part of the wheel."   Apply as appropriate to Alpine.
Pithy quote free for years

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 11:54:55 PM »
Quote from: "Boojum1"
The joke I heard via Allen Damron, "Lubbock:  Hub of the plains.....slowest moving part of the wheel."   Apply as appropriate to Alpine.


That's funny.
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Offline Burn Ban

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 11:35:10 AM »
Quote from: "Roger, Roger"
I guess Marfa has an argument too, but Alpine seems to me like the hub.  The one I never bought is "Van Horn: Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail"  I guess it's technically true, but I just can't stand that town.


you don't like it?...how do you think ben hogan felt about the place.  

the only reason to stop in van horn is enchiladas at chuy's.  no, no relation.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 11:58:37 AM »
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Quote from: "Roger, Roger"
I guess Marfa has an argument too, but Alpine seems to me like the hub.  The one I never bought is "Van Horn: Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail"  I guess it's technically true, but I just can't stand that town.


you don't like it?...how do you think ben hogan felt about the place.  

the only reason to stop in van horn is enchiladas at chuy's.  no, no relation.


Eww...  I think Chuy's is a tourist trap, and I know that they don't make much of their food from scratch.  I haven't eaten there in years and will never eat there again.  

The one saving grace of Van Horn is that there are always 2-3 good Mexican places there.  Right now I'm liking Tortilleria Lizzie...the best red enchiladas I've had in a long time, and they sell a dozen large tortillas for $2 that I can eat for 7 hours on the way home.  Great food there.

 


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